Customize the position of ArcView's application window

Last Published: April 25, 2020


This article shows how to specify the location of the application window when ArcView starts.


  1. Open the file ..\Esri\Av_gis30\ArcView\etc\startup in a text editor, such as Notepad or WordPad.
  2. Scroll down to the end of the file.
  3. After the last line of text, press the carriage return key to ensure you are starting a new line.
  4. Add the following line:

    av.moveto(X, Y)

    where, X and Y are coordinate values in pixels. These values are in relation to the top left corner of your monitor and depend on screen resolution.
  5. Save the file.
  6. Start ArcView to see the changes.

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